Having trouble playing animation using LocalScript. "Animation is not a valid member of LocalScript"

So I’ve been trying to make a simple script where the player can dive in the direction they are facing, much like egg hunt 2018. I have got the player character to move forward, but I can’t get the animation to play.
Here you can see my setup, including the script and the console. (The one that matters is “Animation is not a valid member of LocalScript”) The code is use is as follows:

local plr = game.Players.LocalPlayer
local Char = plr.Character or plr.CharacterAdded:Wait()
local UserInputService = game:GetService("UserInputService")
local Animation = script.Animation
local Humanoid = Char:WaitForChild("Humanoid")
local dash = Humanoid:LoadAnimation(Animation)

local Tapped = false
local Time = 1

UserInputService.InputBegan:Connect(function(Input, GameStuff)
	if GameStuff then return end
	if Input.KeyCode == Enum.KeyCode.LeftShift then
		if not Tapped then
			Tapped = true
			Char.HumanoidRootPart.Velocity = Char.HumanoidRootPart.CFrame.lookVector*100
			Tapped = false

Googling and browsing developer hub didn’t help me much. I have tried moving the animation in StarterCharacterScripts and getting it from there, but then it said that “Animation is not a valid member of Model”.
Any help is appreciated as I am totally clueless on how to proceed further.

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You should change script.Animation to script:WaitForChild("Animation")

Common issue, it was annoying when I was a new scripter.


Thank you! After changing Animation:Play() to dash:Play() and changing that line as you suggested it finally worked!